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Name: Kattail
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There has to be some sort of help for this gas problem my little girl has...something to give her other then gripe water.....is there medication for babies that are really gassy. I can't stand to see my little girl suffer....
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Name: mamal | Date: Apr 4th, 2007 2:25 PM
I am not familiar with gripe water but have you tried Mycelon drops (gas drops). They seem to help. Also you can try and pump your little ones legs or move them like she was riding a bike. These both help immensely to release gas pressure.
One of the funniest stories we have from when DS was a baby was pumping his legs for 10 mins and a toot would come out everytime. DH & I were laughing so hard! This poor baby would have made a trucker blush. 

Name: Randi | Date: Apr 4th, 2007 3:30 PM
Ovol works very well. My son loved the peppermint taste and my doctor said it is very hard to give them too much. It seemed to settle him very quickly. 

Name: Kattail | Date: Apr 4th, 2007 6:36 PM
Funny you should mention the pumping of the legs thing! That is what I ment by "massaging"! And sometimes I get a good toot but mostly nothing, just lots of grunts and stuff. I will try looking for both the Mycelon drops and the Ovol,( I assume that is a liquid??) I thank you both for ANY suggestions, I can't help but feel terrible for her, seems unfair to spend the first bit of life in gastual pain.... I don't even find bad gas bearable so I can only imagine what she is experienceing. Does anyone know of something in my diet that may be what is causing this?? 

Name: atomicsnowflake | Date: Apr 4th, 2007 7:55 PM
take a look at www.colief.com

For Colic. 

Name: missmara | Date: Apr 5th, 2007 3:36 AM
I think any foods that make you gassy could potentially make the baby gassy. Common culprits are broccoli and beans. We give our daughter the Mylecon drops. I also learned from a girl on here (MizzBrandiss) that you can fill a zip-lock bag with warm water and hold it against her tummy. That worked for us one night when nothing else did. 

Name: rachtwins | Date: Apr 5th, 2007 4:06 AM
Colic is a NIGHTMARE I feel for you my son was like it for 6 months just screamed and screamed and screamed. I bought him a cot wedge it sits on the matress under the fitted sheet just to elevate the head a little. I got it off EBAY, it worked well but nothing on the market really helps, you just have to grin and bare it. Goodluck :) 

Name: bmes | Date: Apr 5th, 2007 4:16 AM
hmmm...i was going to say pumping the legs too!!! i remember with Anika, with every pump a little toot would come out, it was pretty funny....lol...i don't know any other way. are you breastfeeding? maybe it's something you're eating? 

Name: Kattail | Date: Apr 5th, 2007 1:52 PM
Thank you all for these suggestions....and I picked up some Ovol, they didn't have the Mycelon....but she did sleep a bit better last night.Maybe it takes 24 hrs to really become effective. I have been eliminating certain foods from my diet every day for 48hr trial period. The problem is I am having some problems of my own. No gas, no nothing if you know what I mean...well VERY little.Perhaps this could be contributing??? I will check out colic.com. Maybe it might be better to switch to formula totally too...I don't know...I just want her to be ok... 

Name: mother2five | Date: Apr 5th, 2007 4:13 PM
what is gripe water? 

Name: bmes | Date: Apr 5th, 2007 5:43 PM
Gripe Water is used for relief of baby's minor stomach upsets like colic, cramps, sour stomach and hiccups especially during teething. I think the medicinal ingredient in it is Sodium bicarbonate, and then there's anise, fennel and dill oil in there too....you can definately smell the dill in it that's for sure....it smells yucky, but my daughter seems to like it when I give it to her!! who knows!! lol 

Name: mother2five | Date: Apr 5th, 2007 5:45 PM
where do you find it....just curious? 

Name: bmes | Date: Apr 5th, 2007 6:08 PM
oh you can find it in the grocery store, in the baby aisle maybe. I go to the super store (Canadian thing), and where they have all the diapers and shampoos and creams and all that for babies that's where they have it. Or most likely you can find it in Walmart or a store like that. 

Name: mother2five | Date: Apr 5th, 2007 9:39 PM
is it kinda like milecon (not sure of the spelling)? 

Name: bmes | Date: Apr 5th, 2007 10:48 PM
i haven't heard of that before 

Name: julie23 | Date: Apr 7th, 2007 5:00 AM
I understand what your going through! My son is 3 weeks old and is already severaly colic...screams all the time. The doctor gave us a percription for symptoms like heart burn...I really don't think he has that but other then that I have been useing gripe water.. that really didn't work for us, I also use ovol and enfacol....unfortunitally no luck with progress so far. But if your baby isn't as gassy as mine then it might work just fine. I do find the enfacol brings up lots of gas, just not enough for the amount my son has. Colic is hard...I hope it's just a spell your little girl is going through and it clears up soon! 

Name: Mom2B | Date: Apr 11th, 2007 7:11 PM
I think that switching to formua may make her gassier.. Ive heard breastfed babies are usually less gassy. But if you are feeding formula, similac has some that is supposed to reduce gas. 

Name: bmes | Date: Apr 12th, 2007 5:11 AM
my daughter has had the flu for the last few days, and she's also been getting MAJOR cramping from being so gassy for some reason(not sure if its related to the flu). She'd scream bloody murder and you could tell she was in huge pain. We tried that Ovol stuff and it works AWESOME!!!! :-) 

Name: precioushh | Date: Apr 27th, 2007 5:02 AM
My daughter had the worst colic, nothing worked. She cried all day and all night. I took her to the doctor and they said she was fine. After a lot of research on the web I found that it could have to do with my diet since I was breastfeeding. So I took almost everything out of my diet and slowly but surly introduced things. After about a month I figured out it was eggs. I cut out eggs and everything that contained eggs and she once again became a delighful child. 

Name: julie23 | Date: Apr 28th, 2007 5:20 AM
well my baby is now 6 weeks old and is still very colic...actually he is no better. He's on 4 mg of losec a day (does nothing)... I swiched his formula to Nutramigen by enfamil thinking that maybe he has to weak a stomach for milk based, but it's not helping and this formula is hypoallergenic and quite expensive! So I just don't know what else to do.. he is so gassy and uncomfortable all the time it breaks my heart.... Oh and I have tried Gripe water, Ovol and Infacol...no luck with any of that! 

Name: mamal | Date: Apr 28th, 2007 6:09 PM
It maybe a reflux problem. Here are a few sites that could help.



Name: connie | Date: Apr 28th, 2007 6:11 PM
our friends used to roll there baby on a aerboic ball( the ones you use for situps, they wouls put him on his stomach on the ball and roll is back and fourth,they swore by it 

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